What breed?

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  1. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    True although the likelihood of an old-fashioned heavy Warmblood being in the States and it not following this horse is pretty darn slim. Odds and all..
     
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    Depends on where in the US this person is. There's a ton of them up in Horse Country in NY state and in other parts of the country - they've have warmbloods there since the early 1960s. And they rather often wind up sliding 'down the hill' when they become unsound, getting bred to... whatever.
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    He just looks drafty to me personally. Possibly one of those unique quasi "Warmblood" sales where the crossed a draft or draft cross on a grade quarter mare etc and pawned it off as a Warmblood.

    He's actually pretty nice looking, but I sense something in that genre.
     
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    I've seen a fair number of these crosses, and their sires and dams, over the years. They were very popular for a long time for fox hunting, back east. They were tanks. And as long as this one.

    And we had several around here that 'taught everyone to ride.' Warmblood/Quarter Horse (foundation, old type QH). He was built like a brick house, and about this long.

    It remains a possibility. Depends on where he came from. The horse is a little too pretty to be an 'Amish Warmblood' (draft-standardbred). But he certainly is long enough.
     
  5. Alsosusieq2

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    Oh yeah, there's absolutely nothing wrong with them, save for it being a crapshoot in the gene pool and what you might wind up with. Sturdy and strong.
     
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    turnnburnlynx Senior Member

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    He looks a bit like an Irish cob cross I once new, I think the horse was something lisker irish cob qh
     
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    What a nice versatile fellow he looks like! He could be more than just a two-way cross. There was a lovely Andalusian/QH/Welsh cob here who had a very similar build.
     
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    Yes, I don't think he's just a two way cross myself. Very nice looking boy, I'd be thrilled to see him in my barn.
     
  9. Alsosusieq2

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    You know, it really wouldn't surprise me if there was a Kladruber in the woodpile as that head is classic for the breed. It's kind of a signature trait. I'd love to see DNA results on the gorgeous boy.
     
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    Cleveland Bay - didn't even know this was a guess the breed thread but that's all I was thinking looking at his photos - not purebred of course
     
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